The NATO Association of Canada is delighted to celebrate the recent achievements of Alyssa Nurse, a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto and current intern at the NATO Association of Canada.
In honour of combined academic, extra-curricular, and professional excellence, Alyssa received from Experiential & Work-Integrated Learning Ontario (EWO) the Co-op/WIL/EL Student of the Year Award in 2022. This year, Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL) has announced that Alyssa won The Student of the Year Award, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). This most recent award recognizes one remarkable co-op student for their exceptional contributions in academic, extra-curricular, and professional settings.
The team at the NATO Association of Canada has benefited tremendously from Alyssa’s active involvement with the organization. Since beginning her internship in July 2022, Alyssa has contributed to a host of initiatives ranging from social media engagement to event planning. Notably, she assisted in organizing a highly successful and widely attended NATO Association of Canada event with the British High Commission in Ottawa.
The NATO Association of Canada values and deeply appreciates Alyssa’s contribution to the organization. In response to the back-to-back awards, Robert Baines, President and CEO of the NATO Association of Canada, remarked: “I am very proud of Alyssa for being recognized with these awards. Her tireless work in the interest of the mandate of the NATO Association of Canada has made a significant difference to our community and Canadian public discourse.”
Alyssa is also grateful for her experiences at the NATO Association of Canada. “The NATO Association of Canada has granted me the opportunity to make immense strides as a young professional and has immersed me in the world of security, defence, and the rules-based international order,” she shared.
Through the internship, Alyssa has sharpened her abilities. She observed: “The NATO Association of Canada has equipped me with an enhanced skillset, especially pertaining to diplomacy, project management, social media marketing, publication and networking. I have become a much better leader and communicator as a result of my involvement.”
For more information on the NATO Association of Canada’s internship program, please visit http://natoassociation.ca/internship/.